DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 21.11.2017


01. Making provisions for preparing a supplementary Electoral Register to enable youth to cast their votes (Document No - 05)
Proponent – H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena
Description – Preparation of the Electoral register take approximately about 06 months from June 01st and new voters registered in that period will not be able to cast their votes in an election held within that period and in such case the register of the previous year is used. Election Commission has proposed to make provisions to prepare a supplementary register by including names of new voters for enabling them casting vote in such an election. Hence, it was decided to instruct Legal Draftsman to amend the Registration of Electors Act no 44 of 1980 in this regard.

02. Translation of the book ‘Mahasupawanasaya’ in to English Language (Document No - 06)
Proponent – H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena
Description – it was decided to provide funds to translate and print 1000 copies of the above book which was written by Dr. T. Pabilis Silva that describes the rich food culture of Sri Lanka.

03. Empowerment of National Art – Culture Policy (Document No - 07)
Proponent – H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena
Description - It was decided to establish a National Operational Unit for Cultural Renaissance attached to the Presidential Secretariat in this regard.

04. Obtaining a Patrol Vessel for Sri Lanka Coast Guard Department (Document No - 09)
Proponent – H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Minister of Defence
Description - India has agreed to transfer the “Varuna” patrol ship used by Indian Coast Guard Department, to Sri Lanka as a free grant and the Cabinet has decided to accept the above grant.

05. Convert Pine Forest Plantations to Local Species (Document No -10)
Proponent – H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment
Description – It was decided to implement the above project within next 03 years under grant assistants by the Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation.

06. Signing of agreement on bilateral aviation between Sri Lanka and Jamaica (Document No - 12)
Proponent – Transport & Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva

07. Signing of agreement on bilateral aviation between Sri Lanka &Hellenic Republic (Document No-14)

Proponent – Transport & Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva

08. Liabilities of Sri Lanka according to Trade Facilitation Agreement of World Trade Organization (Document No-23)

Proponent – Industry &Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen
Development Strategies & international trade minister Malik Samarawickrama
Description - It was decide to prepare an Action plan to act according to liabilities of the above agreement for gaining its benefits.

09. Proceedings of Weras Ganga Storm Water Drainage & Environment Improvement Project (Document No-27)
Proponent - Megapolis & Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka
Description - It was decided to provide funds for above project which aims minimizing of Floods in Kesbewa, Maharagama, Dehiwala, Ratmalana, & Moratuwa areas.

10. Improvement of aquaculture in South West Manmunai area, Batticaloa (Document No -29)
Proponent – Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera
Description - It was decided to allocate lands in above areas for investors on lease basis, selected through Government’s procurement procedure for developing aquaculture in about 450 ponds.

11. Amendment of Debt Conciliation Ordinance No. 39 of 1941 (Document No-34)
Proponent –Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala
Description - Above ordinance is to be amended to expand the jurisdiction of the Debt Conciliation Board.

12. Rajgama Urban Housing Project (Document -36)
Proponent –Housing & Constructions Minister Sajith Premadasa
Description - It was decided to implement this Project for providing houses for 137 families & construct a community Hall for this Village.

13. Regularization of disposal of State Lands and prevent illegal possession of State lands (Document No. – 38)
Proponent - Land and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka
Description - It was decided to implement proposals made by Committee of Officials appointed in this regard.

14. Preparation of Legal framework for implementation of National Land use Policy (Document No - 40)
Proponent – Land & Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka
Description – It was decided to instruct Legal Draftsmen to prepare a bill based on the above policy.

15. Exports Crops Villages Projects (Document – No. – 46)
Proponent - Special Assignments Minister (Dr.) Sarath Amunugama as the Chairperson of Cabinet Committee on Kandy Development
Description- It was decided to provide a land of 400 acres for agricultural activities at Woodside estate and to expand it on its success.

16. Award of contracts for refilling of tires of buses of SLTB (Document No 47)
Proponent- Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva
Desorption – Awarded to 09 Companies as recommended by Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee and Procurement Appeal Board.

17. Improvement of old Kotte Road (Rajagiriya Section) (Document No 48)
Proponent - Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella
Desorption - It was decided to implement above development work using direct labour method by the Road Development Authority.

18. Acceleration of construction and development activities in hospitals (Document No 49)
Proponent - Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister (Dr.) Rajitha Senaratne
Description- It was decided to award following contracts to state Construction institutions on the above purpose.

• Oral Health Unit of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.
• Paediatric Ward of Ampara General Hospital CECB & Engineering
• New building complex of Nindavur Base Hospital Services Private Limited
• Six Storied building with theatre of Horana Base Hospital – Sri Lanka State Engineering Corporation

19. Purchase of full cream milk powder for Thriposha production (Document No 50)
Proponent - Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister (Dr.) Rajitha Senaratne
Description - It was decided to purchase 600 Mt of milk powder from Milco Company (a government Company) for LKR 486 Million required for year 2018.

20. Award of contract for Elite Place Middle Class Housing project (Document No 52)
Proponent - Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka
Awarded to – M/s. Yanjan Group Company Limited
Cost – LKR 7,799 Million exclusive of taxes.

21. Awarded of contract for consultancy services for implementation of global promotion and sales program for “Ceylon Tea" (Document No 53)
Proponent – Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake
Awarded to - Dentsu Grant (Pvt) Ltd
Cost – LKR 219.89 million

22. Make Efficient the process of providing a pair of shoes for student in Rural, ultra Rural and alienated schools (Document No - 56)
Proponent – Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam
Description - This year it has been decided to issue a gift voucher of LKR 1,200 to LKR 1,500 and to expend about LKR 808.27 million in this regard.

23. Award of contract for improvement of printing press of Sri Lanka Examination Department with modern technology (Document No 57)
Proponent - Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam
Awarded to - M/s. Metropolitan Office (PVT) LTD
Cost – USD 2.9 million and LKR 15 million

24. Award of contract for construction of Fuel Hydrant system and improvement of aviation fuel terminal facilities at Bandaranaike International Airport (Document No - 58)
Proponent – Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga
Awarded to - joint venture of M/s. WEC Engineers and constructers Pte LTD, Singapore, PT Wijeya Koraya (Persero) Tbk and China National Chemical Engineering
Cost – USD 51.5 million exclusive of Taxes

25. Award of contract for construction of a fuel storage tank with an internal floating roof with a capacity of 15000 M3 for maintaining a fuel stock sufficient for at least 30 days (Document No 59)
Proponent – Petroleum Recourses Minister Arjuna Ranatunga
Awarded to - Ms. Indi East Engineering and construction (Lanka) Pte Ltd
Cost – LKR 412.78 million

26. Purchase of 06 armed vehicle for STF deployed in UN Peace Keeping Operations (Document No 60)
Proponent – Law and Order, and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake
From – M/s. Securatec Lanka (PVT) LTD
Cost - each vehicle to a price of LKR 68.93 million, total cost LKR 413.59 million

27. Award of contract for construction of second phase of Accident and Emergency Medical Treatment Unit of Polonnaruwa District General Hospital (Document No 62)
Proponent – Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne
Awarded to - CECB and Engineering Services PVT LTD
Cost – LKR 643.36 million

28. Regulation on list of import controlled or prohibited item and export control items under Import and Export (control) Act no 01 of 1969 (Document No 65 and 66)
Proponent – Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama
Description – It was decided to present Gazette Notification No 2044/40 dated 09.11.2017 and 2044/41 dated 09.11.2017 on the above matter in parliament for approval.

29. Signing of MOU between Sri Lanka and Republic of Korea on investment promotion (Document No 67)
Proponent – Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama

30. Host the first Annual Conference of SAACRC Countries on non-Communicable Diseases to be held on 09 and 10 December 2017 at Colombo (Document No 68)
Proponent – Health Nutrition and Indigenous Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne

31. Signing of Agreement to be signed between Sri Lanka and Republic of Korea on the Cooperation in the fields of Culture, Arts, Education, Youth Affairs and Sport (Document No 69)
Proponent – Foreign Affairs Minister Thilak Marapana

32. Awarding contract to providing fertilizer for Maha Season 2017/2018 (Document No 71)
Proponent – Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake

Awarded to - JAT Holding Pvt (LTD)
Unit Cost – 1 MT for USD 327.40
Total Cost - USD 23.57 million